Brazil: Head of Brazil’s ‘Car Wash’ anti-graft task force quits with team’s future in doubt

The head of Brazil’s top corruption-busting team of federal prosecutors will quit the task force that dismantled the country’s biggest graft network and jailed a former president for taking bribes, the team announced on Tuesday.

Deltan Dallagnol’s departure comes at a time when the so-called “Car Wash” investigation, which began in 2014, has come under increasing pressure to be disbanded. The country’s prosecutor general must take a decision by Sept. 10.

Dallagnol, a 40-year-old lawyer, said in a video posted on social media that he was stepping down as coordinator of the task force for personal reasons, saying he would look after an ill daughter aged 22 months.

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(Photo: REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer)

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